Michael Bäuerle <micha%NetBSD.org@localhost> writes: > Marc Baudoin wrote: >> >> The x11/xsnow package uses the very old 1.42 version of xsnow >> from its original author (I believe it's something like 20 years >> old) which have issues with some desktop environments. >> >> Development of xsnow has recently been carried out by Willem >> Vermin and I've been in touch with him so that the >> soon-to-be-released version 3.1.8 should compile properly >> out-of-the-box on NetBSD. >> >> The current xsnow Web site is: >> https://ratrabbit.nl/ratrabbit/xsnow/ >> >> Time to update pkgsrc? > > I like xsnow, so +1 in general. > The use of C++ and the heavy dependencies of the new versions don't > look good on the other side. > > There is now a draft wip/xsnow package (not working yet) for version > 3.1.7. That can be updated for testing after 3.1.8 is released. Anyone is welcome to get an account for pkgsrc-wip and prepare a package for the update. Generally for a superceding fork we check with the old upstream, if that's doable.
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